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Be Prepared

If Donald Trump is elected President, and he could easily pull it off because the Clinton campaign is in total disarray and Johnson’s campaign just doesn’t have the steam, there will be a revolution in the streets of the United States that will make the February and October Russian Revolutions of 1917/1918 look like popping into a chalk pavement picture in Mary Poppins.

Don’t think so?  Look at what Anonymous has been able to pull off in recent years.  One would hope the american people would take to the streets prior to the damage being done, but that’s not going to happen in any significant numbers.

The people voting for Trump believe that America should be the international schoolyard bully.  That America has the right to go into any country, pillage their resources to maintain a slothful way of life and murder a few thousand people along the way – including our own sons and daughters.

I am certain there are a significant number of people voting for Trump ONLY because of Hillary (and Bill) Clinton’s shenanigans going all the way back to Whitewater.  I’m not pushing Hillary, god knows, but that will be a large block of people.

The people voting for Trump believe America can be made great again – what that really means is that they believe America can have the clock turned back to early 20th century white male dominance in all matters, and that women and minorities should be “put back into their place” as chattel.

The people voting for Trump have no qualms whatsoever about using nuclear arms.  Anywhere.  Against anyone.  Including the US or any allies (if we have any left after November).

Neither candidate carries anything close to the moral compass needed to be the head of state.

It is true that the moral consciousness of the world must recognize the importance of removing injustices and well-founded grievances; but at the same time it must be aroused to the cardinal necessity of honoring sanctity of treaties, of respecting the rights and liberties of others, and of putting an end to acts of international aggression. – FDR

FDR’s words speak to the need of ending terrorism, but they also speak to ANY nation who plays the aggressor. Our glass houses will not withstand much scrutiny.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius 

Haven’t seen much of any of those qualities in our candidates.

The battle has yet to begin.  The race to November is the preamble.

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i hate to say this but…

Other than george bush and dick cheney, the politico that I rail against most frequently is ms. palin.  One, it’s deserved and two, it’s deserved. I think it’s a crack and a half that she’s apologizing for her “wussies” remark.  In this PC-stupified society we live in, the fact that she’s doing this just shows how far off the deep end we’ve gone.  I mean she didn’t even say “pussies” for  god’s sake.

But…

She did say something that, don’t hit me, I think is right on the mark.  I don’t agree with her solutions, but from a strictly observational point of view, she got this one right…

“The point is that we are a bankrupt country,” she added. “There isn’t enough money in the world to pay back the future generations that we have stolen from and foreign countries that we have borrowed from and, through quantitative easing, the money that has been printed out of thin air.”

Anyone who does not think this is true is living in a delusion that rivals the best Bellevue house residents.  Palin’s still a nut job, but she’s not a moron.

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idiot

Quoting from CNN.com –

Millions of poor Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes actually do have jobs. They just earn too little to pay taxes, and in some cases, to escape poverty.

This is very different than the portrayal Mitt Romney offered in videotaped remarks made public this week. The Republican presidential candidate said that 47% of Americans pay no income tax and are dependent on the government. He said he’ll never convince them to take personal responsibility for their lives.

However, nearly two-thirds of the 33 million people living in families below the poverty line have at least one family member working in 2011, according to figures from the Census Bureau.

The number of people working full-time in the lowest income group, those earning less than $20,262 a year, soared 17.3% in 2011. This was by far the largest increase for any income group. The poverty threshold for a family of four was $23,021 last year.

But more than 30% of people who owe no income tax escape the levy because of credit for the working poor and children. Nearly 9 million have income of less than $40,000. The vast majority have their income tax liability erased by the earned income tax credit, which is designed to encourage the poor to hold down jobs.
 

And what is really scary is that so many people believe Romney’s bullshit….

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here’s my $20…

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a little perspective here

To quote the latest Taxpayers for Common Sense mailing:

The Republican National Convention starts next week and the Democratic National Convention follows shortly after. There will be a lot of red meat at these conventions, and not just at the steakhouses in Tampa and Charlotte. No, we will see a lot of pandering to the conservative and liberal bases, a bunch of lofty rhetoric, numerous false accusations, and plenty of mugging for the camera. What we won’t see discussed is much in the way of the important, politically-tough solutions that are necessary for the country to move away from the fast approaching fiscal chasm.

At each of the conventions, in addition to plenty of partying, there will be a lot of time spent building up each party’s candidate while tearing the other guy down. There will be a lot of rhetoric about how this party will protect Medicare and Social Security while the other party will eviscerate it – and vice versa. About how one candidate has the solution to the economic woes facing our country while the other guy would take us back to the Stone Age.

What was more interesting about this mailing was a link to what TCS feels are trillions in viable spending cuts the government should address.  I’m not including this as an across-the-board endorsement of this compendium, but the real value in looking at this is the realization one gets just scanning the list of how OUR tax money is really spent.  I didn’t have to read the whole thing to become overwhelmed with the amount of crap I’m paying for…particularly those things that subsidize major corporations (Coke, McDonald’s, Exxon, etc) that are “mature enough to stand on their own” without my, literal, two cents.  Okay.  Maybe five dollars.

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the dc follies road tour

Back in May, I went on a tear about funding the federal school loan program. The debate in DC was how to fund the program to keep the interest rate from doubling to 6.8; my take was the lender shouldn’t need to fund anything IF they had the cash to lend in the first place.

So now we have passage of the highway project-school loan-national flood program bill, and how did our elected officials determine to pay for this? Well the quote from the CNN story read:

During negotiations this week, legislators decided the revenue to pay the $6 billion cost should come from changes to the way companies fund pension programs.

Uh-huh. Not sure what that means. Digging further produced this tidbit from TheHill.com:

The highway portion of the bill authorizes spending of about $120 billion through 2014, and funds most of that by extending various fuel and highway taxes. But because those taxes don’t fully cover planned spending, the bill raises new revenues from companies by making changes to the way corporate pensions are calculated, and by increasing premiums paid to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

The bill would adjust the way interest rates are factored in, and allow companies to contribute less to pensions. However, that would also lead to increased tax revenues from these companies, and this change would raise an estimated $9.4 billion over the next decade.

The second provision would raise the premiums that companies pay to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) to insure their pension plans. This change would raise about $10.5 billion for the government over the next decade.

The additional revenue, plus a new tax on roll-your-own cigarettes, are needed to offset the cost of extending low interest rates for student loans and to make up for a shortfall in gasoline and other taxes that would be extended under the highway legislation.

What sends my brain into spasms, however, is this quote:

However, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) welcomed the agreement, and noted that the agreement rejects other tax hikes that the Senate had proposed.

“I am pleased that this bipartisan agreement rejects nearly $7 billion in tax hikes proposed by the Senate and reinforces the fiscally conservative belief that Washington must live within its means,” Camp said.

What?????  Since when did “living within its means” include sticking business with the bill, keeping fuel taxes high, creating a new cigarette tax and raising premiums for business insurance programs? Does that mean I can pay for my increased food and fuel costs by decreasing the amount i pay in federal taxes and social security contributions?

Moron…

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imagine that…

Whaddya know? Romney’s lies debunked by that librul rag, The Wall Street Journal.

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